The Real You- Why Meditation may have the key…

  True you VS Fake you… Who are you? No who are you really?  Outside of your gender, race, age, religious and family history.  Once you strip all of the predisposed expectations placed on you by society, who stands before you? Are you allowing others expectations to shape who you are, how you feel, who you…

Onions- Layer upon Layer of Cellular Nutrition

You do not have to peel very far to get to the healthy constituents of onions.  In fact most of the nutritional value is in it’s exterior layers! Onions are high in beneficial Vitamins minerals and antioxidants.  Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds have long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Onions…

Olives- One of the Worlds Healthiest Fruits! Yes, That’s right… (Fruit)!

  It’s Technically a Fruit I am shocked that I found that Olives could literally  be counted as one of the worlds healthiest foods. I was doubly as shocked to find out that Olives are  (technically) classified as fruits!  They  interestingly are grown on the Olea europea tree… (an amazing tree that typically lives for hundreds…

Okra- These Lady Fingers Will do More than Hold your Hands.

Some Health Benefits of Okra…
•    Boosts Immune System
•    Aids in Improving Digestion
•    Helps to relax Blood Vessels and Arteries
•    Protects Heart against clotting and Atherosclerosis
•    Protects Eyes against Cataracts and Macular Degeneration
•    Reduces the appearance of scars, acne, and wrinkles

Napoles- There’s nothing “Dry” about this Cactus Flower!

Nopales also knows as Cactus Flower is a Modified Evergreen plant that grows well in the Semi arid and dry areas of North Mexico. Although it grows best in the desert, there is nothing dry about this cactus flower. In fact, quite the contrary! Although a very low calorie food, Nopales is very nutrient dense…

Raw Food Vs Cooked which is Better?

Photo credit: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/raw-food-cooked/ There are many debates as to whether or not  Raw Food is Better than Cooked and Vice Versa.  First of all, what is a raw food diet?  A raw food diet primarily consists of raw unprocessed foods. There are varying degrees but a raw food diet consists of about 70 % raw foods….

Mushrooms… The Edible Fungus worth keeping around…

Mushrooms although not exactly a plant or vegetable still can be categorized with the best of them when it comes to letting thy food be thy medicine! Mushrooms not only assist in fighting heart disease due to the high Potassium and Vitamin C content, it also has many anti- Cancer and tumor properties. Mushrooms Contain Selenium…

Fight Cancer with Kale!

Kale, being a Cruciferous vegetable, has shown some very promising Cancer fighting attributes.  Kale like its other Cruciferous Veggie Cousins (Cabbage, Cauliflower,Collard Greens, Brussels Sprouts) to name a few, can attribute their cancer fighting ability to a large group of sulfur- containing compounds called glucosinolates. Glucosinolates break down into biologically active compounds that prevent cancer cells…